Medical Equipment Preparer

Code: 31-9093.00

Also known as: Central Processing Technician (CPT), Central Service Technician (CST), Central Sterile Supply Technician (CSS Technician), Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST), Instrument Technician, Sterile Preparation Technician, Sterile Processing Technician (Sterile Processing Tech), Sterile Processing and Distribution Technician (SPD Tech), Sterile Technician, Sterilization Technician

Description: Medical Equipment Preparers help prevent the spread of germs and other infectious diseases by sterilizing healthcare prior to use. They also help deliver and install medical equipment and monitor supply inventories. Medical Equipment Preparers generally have a high school degree and receive some on-the-job training.

Medical Equipment Preparer

Typical wages

10% $27,450
25% $32,300
Median $38,800
75% $48,310
90% $59,370
10% $13.2
25% $15.53
Median $18.65
75% $23.23
90% $28.54

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 6,700